CONFIRMED: Eddie Redmayne to portray Newt Scamander in “Fantastic Beasts”, plus an official release date
The moment we have been waiting for is HERE!
Warner Bros. Entertainment has confirmed with MuggleNet that Academy Award- and Tony Award-winning actor Eddie Redmayne will portray the lead actor for the role of Newt Scamander in the new wizarding world trilogy of films Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Newt Scamander is the preeminent magizoologist, who in his travels has encountered and documented a myriad of magical creatures, ultimately leading to his penning the Hogwarts school textbook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Additionally, the first movie is set for worldwide release in 3D and IMAX on November 18, 2016, and Steve Kloves, who scripted all but one of the films, has been confirmed as producer alongside previously announced David Heyman, who produced all eight Harry Potter films; Lionel Wigram, who served as executive producer of the last four films; and J.K. Rowling herself.
Author of the Harry Potter book series J.K. Rowling has penned the Fantastic Beasts film script in order to bring another venue of the wizarding world back to life for the millions of adoring fans of the Hogwarts saga.